UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION, WINNEBA WINS NCCE’S UNIVERSITY CIVIC CHALLENGE IN A WESTERN ZONAL ENCOUNTER
The University of Education, Winneba, UEW, has won the NCCE’s Western Zone University Civic Challenge Competition held at the main auditorium of the University of Cape Coast, UCC. Contestants were asked questions on Human Rights, Citizenship, Directive Principles, National Symbols and their meanings. Other questions covered historical places, political history, functions of the Council of State and general knowledge. The competing schools for the Western Zone were the University of Cape Coast, Takoradi Technical University and the University of Education, Winneba.
At the end of the Competition, University of Education Winneba had 445 points; UCC, 303 points which placed them second and Takoradi Technical University, TTU, with 25 points occupying the third place. A Deputy Chairman in charge of Finance and Administration of the NCCE, Ms. Kathleen Addy, said the University Civic Challenge has been designed to promote good citizenship and civic consciousness among young people especially tertiary students. She expressed the hope that it will serve as a platform for students to develop their knowledge, understanding and application of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana and the values that it promotes.
Whilst thanking the competing schools, Ms. Addy encouraged female students to actively participate in such competitions in order to increase women’s participation in governance related issues and national decision making processes.
The Central Regional Director of the NCCE, Mr Nicholas Ofori Boateng, said the competition among the three universities would get a champion to represent the zone at the national level. He further explained that the competition would encourage tertiary students to read and understand the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.
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